March 2010Previous Issues
Professional And Workforce Development
Systems For Success
Ottawa industry shines at GreenTrade 2010
Ottawa Chapter staged a successful trade show and education event on Feb. 17.
Growers Group Short Course continues to reward
The annual Growers Group Short Course provides an opportunity for nursery growers to learn about new research and best practices, while giving attendees a chance to mix, mingle and network with colleagues.
LO’s lighting symposium has a bright future
The Lighting Sector Group’s lighting symposium has a very bright future, judging by the capacity attendance at the inaugural event.
Aldershot Greenhouses receives $245,000 in federal funds
Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State presented the company a cheque for $245,000.
LO panel attracts good audience at RBG symposium
Sustainable horticulture was the theme at Living Plants, Liveable Communities, recently held at the Royal Botanical Garden.
OHRF supports research chair
The Ontario Horticultural Research Foundation has announced a $100,000 contribution toward a research chair at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) at the University of Guelph.
Federal government to ban fertilizer-pesticide products
The federal government announced a decision to “uncouple” fertilizer-pesticide combination products intended for lawn and turf uses.
Protective clothing essential on the job
Regulations require that a worker wear and use the protective clothing and equipment necessary to protect against hazards.
New weed killer expected this summer
If all goes according to plan, members of the lawn care industry will have a new weapon in an arsenal that was wiped out following the Ontario pesticide ban in April 2009.
Housing numbers continue to improve
According to Statistics Canada, housing sales and construction both continued the trend of increasing numbers.
TBG appoints new executive director
Toronto Botanical Garden’s new executive director Aldona Satterthwaite assumed the position on March 8.
Taskforce planned to fight emerald ash borer
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in four locations in the Niagara Region.
Industry wants education and certification as part of Toronto’s emission control plan
The meeting in early February provided an opportunity for LO members to express their opinions about the city’s proposal to reduce emissions from outdoor power equipment.
Another fabulous day on the slopes
Georgian Lakelands Chapter members were happy to see LO members come up from the Toronto and Waterloo Chapters to join in on the fun at its annual Snow Day in Collingwood.
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